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Jim T. Whitaker dies at 71

Jim T. Whitaker, 71, of Ovenfork, died October 5 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare Center.

A son of the late Jim T. and Cuba Caudill Whitaker, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Joe Allen Whitaker, and three sisters, Julia Whitaker Dixon, Betty Jean Whitaker and Maewood Back.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Ellen Shepherd Whitaker; three sons, Jim T. Whitaker III and wife Christina of Cumberland, Tyler Shepherd and fiancée Savanna Hampton, and Timothy Shepherd and wife Keisha of Mayking; a daughter, Teresa Halcomb and husband Billy of Cumberland; a brother, John Wayne Whitaker of Lexington; two sisters, Linda Morris of Somerset and Carolyn Collier of Waco; five grandchildren, Whitney Halcomb, MaKayla Whitaker, Bradley Halcomb, Carlye Whitaker and Cullen Whitaker; a special niece, Nancy Perkins; and a special nephew, Matthew Whitaker.

Funeral services were held October 10 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Whitaker Cemetery at Carbon Glow.

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